UK Weather: Met Office MAP shows WHERE Storm Freya will hit with 80mph winds and SNOW

A weather chart shows Storm Freya crashing into Britain on Sunday bringing extremely powerful 80mph winds and snow. According to the weather map, powerful winds will batter much of England and Wales with some snowfall in Northern Ireland. Met Office weather forecaster Alex Deakin said: “The weather is going to get more dramatic over the weekend, some very strong winds, heavy rain, there will be some fine weather as well.

“But then, all eyes on Storm Freya, the storm named on Friday morning, it is arriving later on Sunday and through Sunday night.”

He added: “You can see this big area of rain, and heavier rain moving working into parts Ireland.

“The winds picking up. It is a wet morning across the south and the winds really increasing across the south-west into Wales in the afternoon.

“Then the winds will pick up further across Northern England and especially it looks like on Sunday evening and overnight.

“Temperature-wise on Sunday, actually down a little bit compared to Saturday, a few snow showers across the mountains in Scotland. But feeling colder because the winds and rain will be picking up by this stage.”

The storm will track across parts of southern Wales and into southern parts of Scotland with the strongest winds expected towards southeast Scotland.

A yellow Met Office weather warning is in place from 3pm on Sunday to 6am on Monday for wind for much of England and Wales.

The warning reads: “Storm Freya is expected to push quickly north-east across parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland through Sunday afternoon and evening, before clearing into the North Sea through the early part of Monday.

“Gusts of 55-65 mph are likely widely, with the potential for gusts of 70-80 mph for coastal parts of Devon and Cornwall, as well as Irish Sea coasts of Wales and north-west England.”

Weather forecaster Chris Fawkes also warned of stormy weather conditions sweeping towards Britain over the weekend.

He said: “Storm Freya is going to be bringing some severe gales through Sunday and into the early hours of Monday. It could cause some problems”.

Leading bookmakers have slashed odds on snowfall in the UK next week to 5/4 as unsettled conditions move in.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “What a difference a week makes. Unfortunatelyit looks like the UK's gone from sizzling in 21C to shivering in the snow.”

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